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County sheriff to explore policing options with Brownville

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 164, No. 48, November 27, 2002

BROWNVILLE Piscataquis County Sheriff John Goggin is expected to attend the next meeting of selectmen, Dec. 12, to help the town evaluate its policing options, according to Town Manager, Sophie Wilson.

The town is now without a police chief, and has halted advertising to fill the vacancy. Presently, the town is working with Milo and sharing that town's police chief, Todd Lyford.

Wilson told selectmen last Thursday that the town has committed to working with Milo until March, but that future options do need to be explored.

At a meeting in October, the public expressed reluctance about collaborating long-term with Milo and preferred to maintain the department, with a full-time police chief and full-time patrol officer, with reserve officers to fill in on an as-needed basis.

Selectmen voted two weeks ago to stop searching for a new police chief, after reviewing eight applications and not finding a suitable candidate.

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